Sunday, June 28th, 2020
English wine (is it any good?). AI (are we ready for the robots and are they up to the job yet?). Plus the market report and agronomy advice.
Sunday, June 21st, 2020
What’s it like being a 'monitor farm' on the AHDB's Farm Excellence Programme and should all children be taught the Countryside Code? We'll hear from the CLA. And get an update on local hare coursing.
Sunday, June 14th, 2020
Looking ahead to '24 Hours in Farming', run by the Farmers Guardian and Morrisons. Plus updates on potatoes and the NFU food standards petition.
Sunday, June 7th, 2020
Changes to the Red Tractor scheme; Cereals Online; and the Dairy Hardship Scheme. And, of course, important agronomy advice and the latest market report.
Sunday, May 31st, 2020
The Lincolnshire Show 2020 IS going ahead (online!) - how will it work and what can we expect to see and enjoy? And Steve has details of an upcoming 'alternative' crops webinar as well as important agronomy advice and a look at the markets.
Sunday, May 24th, 2020
Where are we with summer-worker recruitment? Is it still a problem? Important agronomy advice, an update from the markets and the sugar beet fields. And a poem for our farmers.
Sunday, May 17th, 2020
We talk money! What help might be available if the bank balance is under pressure. A campaign has been started to save the Lincoln Longwool from disappearing. Plus Steve gets the latest market report, agronomy advice and an update, direct from the farm.
Sunday, May 10th, 2020
Is vertical farming a threat or an opportunity? How did last weekend’s online agricultural show go, how much did it raise for farming charities?
Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
There's good news about the Basic Payments Scheme, we’ll find out about the plan to prevent last year’s devastating floods around Spilsby and Wainfleet from happening again.
Sunday, April 26th, 2020
How are young farmers coping without The Young Farmers? Potato, markets and agronomy updates. And a ‘where we’re at’ update direct from the farm.
Sunday, April 19th, 2020
We return to a problem that won't go away and seems to be getting worse - what can be done about the scourge of the countryside: fly-tipping?
Sunday, April 12th, 2020
We've gone from a shortage on the shelves to a surplus at the dairy. What can be done to help farmers who are facing the distressing task of pouring good milk down the drain?
Sunday, April 5th, 2020
How is the agricultural community going to cope with the inevitable shortage of migrant workers to pick the crop this season? What about British workers filling the gap? We'll speak to a charity which has some ideas.
Sunday, March 29th, 2020
We'll hear from tenant farmers as well as landowners on their different but related covid-19 issues and the help sought and available.
Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
What help can the farming community get with their coronavirus concerns? We'll hear from the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network and agricultural Chaplain Alan Robson.
Sunday, March 15th, 2020
Steve takes a look at the week's agricultural news, check the latest market news and prices, get some sound agronomy advice and report back from a very interesting arable seminar.
Sunday, March 8th, 2020
Steve asks ‘what are the concerns over standards for imported food, post-Brexit’? The answers with help from industry experts. We’ll also look back at Tractors Into Schools and get updates on the sugar beet campaign and charity Forage Aid.
Sunday, March 1st, 2020
Steve is joined by senior members of the NFU and the UK Fresh Produce Network to discuss the recently announced limits on 'low-skilled' and seasonal workers post-Brexit and the effects on the farming industry.
Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
Steve takes a look at what some are describing as 'the next big thing': precision farming.
Sunday, February 16th, 2020
The court case that could affect Agricultural Societies across the country. Plus, Sean asks whether Carbon Farming might be the future?
Sunday, February 9th, 2020
Sean looks at the Blackgrass Taskforce - trying to eliminate, what is, one of the biggest challenges facing our arable farmers. Plus, just ahead of Mind Your Head Week, we look at the issue of the mental health of those working in agriculture.
Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
With the UK having now left the EU...we're looking to the future. What does a post-Brexit Britain look like for agriculture?
Sunday, January 26th, 2020
On the final show before Brexit, Sean takes the temperatures of those in farming. How are they feeling - optimistic about the coming months or fearful for the future?
Sunday, January 19th, 2020
Sean looks at two very different machines - one is the worlds fastest, the other among the biggest.
Sunday, January 12th, 2020
There are highlights from both the Oxford Farming Conference and the big LAMMA show in Birmingham on this weeks Farming Programme.
Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Sean's discussing New Year Resolutions on this weeks Farming Programme.
Sunday, December 29th, 2019
It’s the annual Farming Programne Pantomine this week. All your regular contributors bring you The Wizard of Agr-OZ-Amy.
Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
It’s the last Farming Programme proper of the year and Sean returns to the most talked about issue of the year... the bad weather!
Sunday, December 15th, 2019
Reaction to the results of the general election. Plus we celebrate a milestone for the Farmers Buying Group - Woldmarsh.
Sunday, December 8th, 2019
There's an update on the sugar beet campaign. Plus, with the general election looming, Sean asks: "Are our politicians taking the issues of food and farming seriously enough?"